2013-11-14

Poor Gene Callahan

Gene Callahan scoffs at the fact that things that cannot be seen are unlikely to be true.

What I said was:
If something truly is UNSEEN then either we’re not seeing or it doesn’t exist. And the longer it remains unseen, the less likely we should consider its existence. Right?
His retort:
Right: so the Pythagorean theorem, having failed to make itself visible for 2500 years, must be rejected.
I'm sure we all have off-days, but this is pretty serious. How has Gene Callahan gone through so many years of life, and so many years in academia, having never observed the Pythagorean Theorem?